Covalence for September 2019
Photo by Nordwood Themes via Unsplash The average American spends 24 hours a week online, according to a 2017 study. Incredibly, that’s a whole day that we are spending staring at our smart phone/computer screen. And that is the average! This month though we dive a...
A total of £2.3 million ($2.8 million) has been awarded to the School of Divinity at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland for research and teaching of science-engaged theology. The grant, awarded by the John Templeton Foundation,
This summer the Gallup organization released its annual poll of adult Americans on the topic of human origins that found that roughly 40% still see creationism, or the idea that God created humans in their present form within the last 10,000 years, as the way life on Earth began.
This month’s Journal of Experimental Social Psychology includes new research on how science can both erode belief in God and at the same time promote faith through the experience of awe.
Will the heavenly host come down in a cloud, as suggested figuratively in the Scriptures? Or, quite literally, are our modern-day saints already uploading their own ideas on heaven into the ‘cloud,’ leaving an everlasting technological footprint of our shared beliefs?
Photo by Sylwia Pietruszka via Unsplash In this combined July/August 2019 issue, Theological Editor George Murphy walks us through the concept of "saintly scientists." Do we recognize such saints? Murphy outlines the criteria and the scientists over the centuries...